Planting Trees

Fall is an optimum time to plant trees, even if you live in
a cooler climate. Here are a few things you should know
about how trees grow, to help you plan your landscape:

* A tree loses many of its roots in the transplanting
process.

* In spring, a tree will use its energy for leaves.
In fall, it will concentrate on root growth.

* You can plant a tree as long as the ground temperature is
above 40 degrees. Below this temperature, trees will not
grow roots.

* Plan to give a tree at least a month of root growing
weather.

Even if it is cold outside, there may still be time to put
a tree in the ground and give it time to flourish, come
spring.

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